Everest Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

Trip Facts
Destination Nepal
Activity Everest Treks
Accomodation Hotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
Region Everest Region
Distance lukla-EBC-Lukla(130km/80miles)
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration 12 Days
Max. Altitude 5,555m at Kalapatthar
Meals Included All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
Group size 2-18
Nature of Trek Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Trip Code DWTTK01
Activity Per Day Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
Transportation Domestic flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM) and private vehicle (Transportation)
Grade Challenging

About the Trip

Imagine you're surrounded by the world's highest peaks around you and everything seems so pure and heavenly, that's what Everest base camp is. For decades, many adventurers have been drawn towards the natural beauty of the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest (8,848.68m/29,029 ft). This adventurous trek is best suited for those whose dream soars higher than the clouds. It is one of the best-traveled destinations of the mountains due to its natural beauty along with calm, charming, and attractive features. Come and join this exhilarating once in a lifetime trekking experience. Once you taste the cold breeze of Everest base camp, you'll remain nostalgic about it your entire life.

Highlights

  • World’s highest airport in Syangboche
  • Explore the culture and lifestyles of the local Sherpa people
  • The exquisiteness of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest (8,848.68m/29,029 ft.)
  • View of other peaks such as Mt. Lhotse(8,516m), Cho Oyu(8,201m) and Mt.Makalu (8,463m)
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Prayer wheels, colourful flags, Mani stones, high suspension bridges
  • The wide range of Flora and Fauna
  • Wildlife like musk deer, colourful pheasants, snow leopard and Himalayan Thar
  • Highest glacier on Earth- Khumbu Glacier (4,900 m)
  • Amazing panoramic view from Kala Patthar (5,555m)

Benefits

  • Pick up  & drop off from airport to hotel and vice versa in private Vehicle  
  • Provide pulse oximeter for the blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potential health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • The arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.
  • Duffle bag  for porters

Overview

Hiking up to "Everest base camp" has been a classical trek since the ages after Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay kissed the peak of mighty Mt Everest. Since the 90s, Trekkers have admired hiking up to EBC surrounded by the tallest mountain in the world and other peaks over 8,000m, spectacular lakes and glaciers is definitely a lifetime experience that one should not miss even in this generation and will forever be. This popular trek will pass through the famous Sherpa town where trekkers acclimatize, ancient Tengboche Monastery, Sagarmatha National Park, famous Kala Patthar (5,550m/18,208fit) viewpoint, and many more admirable landscape views which will make you live in a dream for some moments. Along with snow-capped mountain views, the biodiversity is very beautiful up there. The flora and fauna, Rhododendron forests, and the wildlife like musk deer are awe-gazing.

The traditional Everest Base Camp trek journey commences with 40 minutes flight to Lukla. Our 1st destination after a breathtaking mountain flight will be trekking towards Phakding (2,610 m/ 8,562 ft). Walking in the wonderland of villages and suspension bridges unlike anywhere in the world. The exotic landscapes will be spectacular and depending upon the season, we’ll unlock many majestic views of the Himalayas continuing all the way up to Namche Bazar (3,440 m/11,286 ft); a famous Sherpa town or also known as the gateway to Everest. In this small town(Namche Bazar), we will experience the breathtaking scenery and the lifestyle of the local's sherpas up there. A relatively small modern mountain valley in the dense green pine forest, hiking almost 1,000 m above from 2,600 m/8,530 ft. To adjust our body to the oxygen level and altitude pressure we’ll acclimatize one day at Namche Bazar with tons of exciting things to see. Starting with the Sherpa museum (Which is run by a local photographer Sonam) who collects has an extensive collection of traditional Sherpa Households, Art gallery and which gives a gist glance at Sherpa lifestyle throughout history. We’ll also Visit breathtaking places like the Highest altitude Airport (Syangboche Airport) Constructed in the History of Nepal (It’s closed for almost a decade now but the views are still amazing), Hillary School, Yak farm, Hotel Everest View (as they quote “Opened in 1971, Hotel Everest View has been listed on the Guinness Book of World Records (2004) as the Highest Placed Hotel in the world at 13,000ft.”) and last but not the least The Famous Khumjung Monastery famous for Yeti Scalp. From Namche Bazaar, the trail leads us trekking up to Tengboche, where we’ll come across an ancient Buddhist monastery (Dawa Choling Gompa) also known as the famous Tengboche monastery at an elevation of 3,867 meters/12,687 ft, with various peaks pouring beauty to the mountains plateau. It’s a calm and quiet environment as it’s a holy place for meditation and prayers also known as “Incense Monastery”.
 
Then we’ll further continue our trek to Dingboche at an elevation of 4,410 meters/14,470 ft (Island Peak River directly flows from the east of Dingboche). Lost in the village of Deboche,  a beautiful village with frozen river streams directly from mountains and a magical view of sunrise and sunset of Mt Ama Dablam, and from Deboche we’ll head to Dingboche where will give relaxation to our legs and again acclimatize in Dingboche. We will be acclimatizing at Dingboche (The best place to acclimatize as it’s quite a unique spot that despite having ChhuKung Ri (5,550 m /18,209 ft), Imja Lake (5,004 m/16,417 ft) yet Dingboche is a warm mountain valley with spectacular views. Making it one of the wonders of nature.) After a cheery acclamation and a little tour around, we’ll be ready to head towards Lobuche.

An important trail awaits as we accent via Thukla Pass, the memorial park right above the Thukla pass, a plateau covered with Mane and stones. All with a Tribute to late Legends of mountains who came in Khumbu region from all over of the world to surmount their dreams representing their Home Flags. The journey further continues to Lobuche (4,940 m /16,210 ft) where we will see the sensational panoramic views of the Himalayas. Following the trails, we will finally reach our long-awaited destination, the Everest base camp(5,364m/17,598ft) to leave our footprints around the mightiest humongous peaks. It’s definitely one of those life-changing experiences where you’ll feel the strongest with a positive force of achievement and dare to face any upcoming challenges in your life.

We will also be viewing the world’s deepest glacier (With elevations of 4,900 m/16,100 ft) at its terminus to 7,600m/24,900 ft) at its source); Khumbu glacier and will trek back to Gorak Shep (5,185m/17,011ft). “Gorak Shep” is the ultimate depot where lodges & Restaurants end where’ll decent while leaving our footprint on Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar (Especially to see the beautiful sunrise & Sunset 5,550 m/18,209ft set of Mt Everest and also the up-close view of entire peak ). We trek back to Gorak Shep then to Pheriche and we descend down to Namche Bazaar following to Lukla. Then we take the domestic flight back to Kathmandu.

In gist, The Everest Base Camp trek is challenging but then scenic beauty makes it worth a lifetime experience destination. If 12 days trek seems difficult then our valuable clients may wish to choose a more comfortable trek according to days like we have '14 days Everest base camp trek'. This exciting Everest base camp trek will always be a memorable one as you will have achieved is the closest to the highest mountain in the world!

After almost a year of the ban on travel and tourism, Nepal is welcoming travelers, trekkers, and mountain climbers from all over the world to pursue their dreams in Nepal this New Year 2021. Here’s how we’re working with the Government of Nepal following all safety guidelines to make our valuable client’s trip to Nepal as comfy & safe as possible. Check out how we’re operating treks/expeditions after pandemic with all necessary safety required.

Discovery World Trekking would like to recommend all our valuable clients that they should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier in the afternoon before the day we departed and start our 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek the next day, To make sure that you’ll attend our Official Briefing as an important Pre-meeting. The reason we do so is we want to make sure that you get proper mental guidance and necessary information just to have a recheck of equipment and goods for the journey to make sure you haven't forgotten anything and if forgotten, then make sure that you are provided with those things ASAP on that very day. This pre-meeting will give a clear idea about the necessary types of equipment and the challenges you may face in the trek which will be a kind of motivational seminar for you to be prepared and excited about the trek. Similarly, it is best to have at least 1 or 2 days extra because the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or from Lukla to Kathmandu might be canceled or delayed due to bad weather and that might make you miss your international flight back home.

Day to Day Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Flight from Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,593 ft) to Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft) Trek to Phakding ( 2650 m/ 8562 ft )

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 6.2km/3.8 miles
    Flight Hours 40 Minutes
    Highest Altitude 2,850m/9,350 ft
    Trek Duration 3 hours

    Our journey towards "Everest base camp" after landing at Lukla heading to Phakding is going to be very exciting as it'll be our 1st day of the trek. After our exciting and scenic 40 minutes’ flight, we will land at the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla. We will begin our trek through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudh Koshi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft) village of Lukla till we reach Phakding. The trek today will be short and enjoyable as we’ll also be acclimatizing to the weather. With spare time on our hands, we may visit the local monasteries (Rimishung Monastery) around and prepare ourselves for the long trek the next day. Doing all these things on our 1st day of the Everest Base Camp Trek will be successful.

    • Overnight at "Khumbu Travel lodge" room with attached bathroom
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  2. day 2

    Trek from Phakding ( 2,650 m/ 8,562 ft ) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 7.4 km/4.6 miles
    Highest Altitude 3,440m/11,285 ft
    Trek Duration 6 hours

    We'll continue along the northern bank of the Dudh Koshi River with the majestic view around. We will be crossing many suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River, including the Hillary Suspension Bridge. Again, following the trail, we will arrive at the Sagarmatha National Park Check Post where we will have our permits registered.
    we'll again climb through dense forests which is a bit challenging for trekkers. We will also see the first sight of "Mt. Everest" there. Trekking further, we will finally arrive at Namche Bazaar; the gateway to Everest crossing the woods and stones over the slopes. In this way, our 2nd day of EBC will be Successful.

    • Overnight at "Sakura Guest House" room with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  3. day 3

    Rest day and Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

    Today will be acclimatization day for us. Trekkers are recommended to explore Namche Bazaar, this town comprises numerous cafes and restaurants with Wi-Fi, souvenir and gear shops, etc (urban area of the mountainous region ). Additionally, we also have an optional hike to visit the Sagarmatha National Park visitor center and a remarkable hike to Khumjung, to add some spices during the acclimatization we'll have to visit Hillary school and old monasteries on our way to Khumjung and hike up towards khunde. There is also a Sherpa settlement which is an hour away from Namche Bazaar to have a look at Shera's Culture, Lifestyle, and traditions which carries decades of history. To have a buttery scope of the milk, We'll also see syangboche airport and hike up to Everest View Hotel to have a spectacularly breathtaking view of Mt. Everest over there. At the end of the day, we head back to Namche Bazaar by visiting yak farms over there. After relaxing acclimatization, we’ll brace ourselves for the trek the next day.

    • Overnight at "Sakura Guest House" room with attached bathroom.
    • Included Meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  4. day 4

    Trek from Namche (3,440m/11,285 ft) to Tengboche (3,855m/12,850ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.2 km/5.7 miles
    Highest Altitude 3,855m/12,850ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    Tengboche is Definitely a handcrafted natural beauty, we'll enjoy the stunning views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam on the way to Tengboche. The trail is full of up and down to make the trek challenging but we’ll be getting a great view of the Himalayas. We'll be spotting wildlife on the way such as musk deer, pheasant, Himalayan Thar and further trek down to cross the Dudh Koshi River passing through dense alpine forests, then we will reach a small village called Phunki Thenga(the place where we can see the Panoramic view of the village). Continuing ahead, we'll reach Tengboche after a steep climb through a pine forest. We can see the biggest Buddhist monastery in the Khumbu Region; "Tengboche Monastery- a beautiful monastery on the top of the hill". With spare time, we can visit the monastery and observe their prayers in the afternoon there. Doing all these things our 4th day of the Base Camp trek will be successful.

    • Overnight at Paradise lodge.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  5. day 5

    Trek from Tengboche (3,855m/12,850ft) to Dingboche (4,360m/14,290ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12 km/7.45miles
    Highest Altitude 4,360m/14,290ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    Today we'll be heading towards the upper trail on the way to "Pangboche village" passing many Chortens, mani walls, and small villages on our way. We can see the magical view of the peak Ama Dablam over there. the further trek becomes easier as we enter the Imja Valley following the Lobuche River. We will be descending into the river and trek to the steepest climb towards Dingboche. As we reach Dingboche, we will be seeing the beautiful arrangement of fields surrounded by stone walls protecting crops like barley, buckwheat, and potatoes by the local natives. The trek today becomes a little challenging as we'll be in the higher elevation. Doing all these things our 5th day of the Everest trek will be successful.

    • Overnight at "Hotel Good Luck"
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  6. day 6

    Rest day and Acclimatization at Dingboche Another scheduled

    On another scheduled acclimatization day at Dingboche, we'll be at a high elevation and we should not pressurize our body but instead give it time to adjust to the thin air to avoid the pressure at higher elevations. We will not be staying idle tho, we will have our acclimatization walking up the ridge above Dingboche and will slowly enjoy the breathtaking panoramic close-up view of the snow-capped peak Lhotse, the backside of Ama Dablam, and Island peak to make the day worth as it is.

    Cho Oyu and Makalu are one of the six of the world’s highest mountains are also worth admiring on our acclimatization. To the north, we can observe more Himalaya peaks rising over the Khumbu Khola valley and the beautiful Dingboche village, something like earth untouched as God had created it. In this way, our 6th day of the EBC trek will be successful.

    • Overnight at "Hotel Good Luck"
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  7. day 7

    Trek from Dingboche (4,360m/14,290ft) to Lobuche (4,930m/16,175 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8.5 km/5.2 miles
    Highest Altitude 4,930m/16,175 ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    The trek to Lobuche will be an interesting one today as we will be able to see the stupendous mountain views nearly the whole trek. The trail leads us to a short uphill near a ridge of a top shrine following the wide valley. Then we'll be crossing a glacial moraine and a small collection of lodges. The trek becomes higher and we start seeing a better view of the peaks as the elevation slowly increases while reaching "Thukla"- Partial view of Lobuche from the trail leads to wonder of dreams. On the way, there are memorial statues of the climbers who passed away in this region and it is absolutely awed gazing. The hike to Lobuche is very enjoyable. Upon arrival, we can see Lobuche is below our shoot. In this way, our 7th day of the Everest base camp trek will be successful.

    • Overnight at "Mother Earth House"
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  8. day 8

    Trek from Lobuche (4,930m/16,175 ft) to Everest Base Camp (5,364m/17,598ft) and back to Gorak shep (5,185m/ 17,010 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 15 km/9.32 miles
    Highest Altitude 5,364m/17,598ft
    Trek Duration 6-8 hours

    With much excitement built in us, we will begin our very early morning trek heading to the Everest Base Camp! We will be trekking through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We will arrive at Gorak Shep(lodges settlement ends here), where we can see snow-capped mountains looming all around us. Further continuing our exciting journey to the base camp, we'll see the Army Mountaineers Memorials. After much effort of trekking, we will finally reach the Everest Base Camp. This is the closest we will ever be to the highest mountain in the world where you'll leave your footprints over the highest peaks of the world which will definitely be a lifetime memorial experience. With a rush of pride in our body, we will appreciate our efforts and dedication to reach here. Spending some time here as we’ll click pictures and enjoy the view. We will also see the deepest glacier in the world; Khumbu Glacier. With much satisfaction, we'll head back to Gorak Shep for the evening. In this way, our 8th day of the EBC trek will be successful.

    • Overnight at "Buddha Lodge"
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  9. day 9

    Hike to Kala Patthar(5,555m/18,208ft) viewpoint, trek to Gorak Shep to Pheriche (4,250m/13,945ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.6km/6 miles
    Highest Altitude 5,555m/18,208ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    Today is definitely the climax of the trip. We will be hiking to Kala Patthar at dawn very early morning to view the sunrise on Mt. Everest and other peaks. Kala Patthar is a famous viewpoint, giving us a splendid panoramic view of Mt. Everest and other peaks. There will be prayer flags hung along the way as we climb the rocky trails. After spending a while in the viewpoint, we'll trek to Gorak Shep for breakfast and rest for a bit. Then we trek to Pheriche, the small beautiful village. Reflecting on an unforgettable view of Mt. Everest, the trek will definitely be enjoyable. The trail to Pheriche has forests and meadows along the way.

    • Overnight at "Himalayan Hotel"
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  10. day 10

    Trek from Pheriche(4,250m/13,945ft) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 14.3 km/8.8 miles
    Highest Altitude 4,250m/13,945ft
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs..

    Yet another full day trek awaits for us, after such high elevations finally we trek down to lower elevation. Our journey takes us back to Namche Bazaar crossing Tengboche and the Dudh Koshi river. We will be spending the night in this Sherpa town again, see the lifestyle there and give our body rest from previous high-altitude treks.

    • Overnight at "Sakura Guest House "room with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  11. day 11

    Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,285 ft) to Lukla 2,850 m/9,350 ft.)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 13.5km/8.3 miles
    Highest Altitude 3,440m/11,285 ft
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    Our final day of trekking in this journey will be back to Lukla. We will make a return down the Dudh Kosi valley. From this direction, the views will be entirely different. Soon enough we will reach the big town of Lukla. We will stay overnight here as we have a flight back to Kathmandu the next day.

    • Overnight at "Comfort Inn" room with attached bathroom.
    • Included standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  12. day 12

    Fly back to Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593 ft) from Lukla (2,850m/9,350 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Flight Hours 40 Minutes

    If everything goes according to the schedule, we will be flying back to Kathmandu in the early morning after breakfast. The 40 minutes’ flight back to Kathmandu will indeed be a relaxing one as we will be carrying an unforgettable and successful journey to the EBC. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will head to our hotels respectively and then it is entirely up to you what you wish to do. Upon your request, we can arrange a Kathmandu city tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites, Durbar Squares, Tourist places, etc. with our well-informed and experienced guide.

    • Included all standard meals ( Breakfast)

What is Included?

  • Domestic Flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) Tickets and airport departure taxes
  • Five nights at Lukla, Phakding and Namche(3N), room with private attached bathroom, standard room at Tengboche, Dingboche(2N), Loboche, Gorakshep, and Pheriche.(twin sharing ) - 11 Nights
  • All Standard Meals (12 Lunches, 11 Dinners and 12 Breakfasts) during the trek.
  • Government License holder English Speaking Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader,( 12 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers:1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit")
  • Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight and other necessary equipment.
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Snacks (cookies) and Seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, Local taxes and official Expenses
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir - A company's T-shirt & Cap
  • Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek

What is Excluded?

  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person)
  • All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes

Route Map

Route Map

Equipment Checklist

Equipment lists for 12 days Everest Base Camp Trek

It is recommended to carry the basic clothing and accessories needed for the trek. The followings belongings are suggested that should be brought, although we understand that our clients have their own preference for clothing, we have listed some useful clothing during the trek. Porters will be carrying the main luggage which should not exceed more than 18kg (one porter will carry two people's luggage, 9 kg for each). Equipment can be bought in Kathmandu at a reasonable price.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf

  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat

  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglass with UV protection

  • Face/body wipes

  • Hands

  • Lightweight gloves

  • Heavy weight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts

  • Long sleeved shirt

  • Hooded rain jacket

  • Fleece jacket

  • Lightweight cotton pants

  • T- Shirt (bring Light weight wool)

  • Polypropylene underwear

  • Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu)

  • Sweater

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots

  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).

  • Thermal bottle

  • Water purification

  • Trekking pole

  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trekking)

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel

  • Tooth brush

  • Tooth paste

  • Deodorant floss

  • Biodegradable bar soap

  • Nail clippers

  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money

  • Watch

  • Cell phone

  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit

  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport

  • Notebook and pen

  • Binoculars

Trip Information

Covid-19 updates & safety precaution for Everest Base Camp

The Gateway of  Everest has stories of bravery and inspiration for every Generation, Legends like Tenzing Norgay & Sir Edmund Hillary made this place a world-renowned once in lifetime adventure destination very long ago.
A place which has such a historical value and carries such inspirational stories, is it still safe around there? Can we really go on an EBC trek post-Covid-19?
It’s not an easy question but yes, it’s safe to travel Everest Base on post-covid-19 as you’ll find there are so many bright sides compared to other destinations of the world. The nearest city to Everest base camp is Namche Bazaar & Lukla where the population is less than 2000 at 3500 elevations where you’ll be doing social distancing naturally. Furthermore, in the route, you won’t find many people as the long trails go for 12 days long. The route consists of notable places like Lukla, Namche Bazar, Lobuche, Gorak sheep, and so on where the combined population of Area is roughly 4 thousand. You’ll be completely wandering in the solace of nature along with your Trek leaders and porters who will help you along the way. We understand, it’s been a hard time for everyone so we have made sure you’ll be surrounded by motivational and inspiring aura throughout the journey,
 As per covid-19 safety concerns, here are the following measures we’ve taken to make travel as safe as possible.

  • Our guides are well trained with Intensive wilderness First Aid
  • Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience who can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and assure happiness & satisfaction is guaranteed.
  • We'll have High-quality masks & Gloves with sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey for the DWT team assisting you.
  • Encouragements and motivation will be everyday perks
  • Food & Accommodation in mountains will be rechecked for extra hygiene.
  • Check our Blogs for important Notice and travel updates.

The beginning of the journey towards 12 days Everest Base Camp

You will arrive in Nepal, Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport as that is the only international airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon arrival which is not included in the package. Then the next day, in the early morning we will take a domestic flight to Lukla, approximately 40 minutes.

Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu Flights included in package!

Don't Worry, We'll Pick You!

We provide free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for the Everest Base Camp Trek package. You will be received from our representative crew from Discovery World Trekking regardless of the flight you take holding a pamphlet of your name and our company name with a warm-hearted welcome with either a khaki or a marigold garland and you’ll be escorted to your hotel with all comfort possible.

Accommodation Details During The Trek

12 days long trek includes 11 nights lodge to lodge stay at a mountain where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation in Everest. We provide five nights twin sharing room with a private attached bathroom at Lukla, Namche (3N), and Phakding, six nights twin sharing accommodation at Tengboche, Dingboche (2N), Lobuche, Gorakshep, and Pheriche.

For solo trekker -a single private room with attached bathroom at Lukla, Namche, and Phakding, single private accommodation at Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, and Pheriche.

Two nights of Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and your interest. We prefer your choice.

Hot showers, Wi-Fi will be available at an extra cost in possible places.

The Meals

Our trek is all over high elevations near the world’s highest peak which means your body needs enough carbohydrate, protein, nutrition as food is fuel for the body to hike on such humongous Himalayan trails. The meal on this trek is very convenient but not as in cities.
There will be 12 Breakfasts, 12 Lunch, and 11 Dinners will be provided in the trek.
Some of the popular menu items are -

Twelve breakfasts - ( Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes Muesli Breads Fruits and Vegetables Hot drinks like varieties of teas and coffees Hot chocolates, etc)

Twelve lunch - (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dal Bhat power 24 hours) Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snakes (Papad, Prawn) Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc)

Eleven dinners -( Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (, Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snacks (Papad, Prawn) Korean Raman Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.)are available on the menu during the trek.

The best selected from the menu of the lodge which will be fresh, hygienic, tasty, and nutritious. The menu is a combination of traditional local, Asian, and western cuisine almost everywhere but as we go up close, the menu list will be shorted. We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must), etc. at high altitude and also the fresh vegetable items for health benefit.

Tho plenty of non-veg items will be available we won’t recommend any of them because the meat in such places is not hygienic and healthy during the trek. We highly encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume Alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, hot chocolates as experts suggest to avoid such items during such high elevation treks.

All Personal Bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea house/ Lodges or in cafe except Standard Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from Package.

Best Time To Trek

The weather is one of the most important factors to look at when deciding to trek to Everest Base camp cause no one is beyond nature. Tho live forecast of Everest base camp can be gain here, it’s yet very hard to predict being 100% sure. People trek 12 months of the year up to Everest base camp trek but certainly, there is ups and downs in every season, It is best suited to trek during the spring and the autumn as sky is crystal clear from dusk till dawn, the rainy weather stops and thick sun-blocking clouds also fades. The Magic of clear azure skies provides the most spectacular vistas. With added those breathtaking views, the temperature is also exquisite with sunlight being warm and the environment after delving of the sun is not as cold as other months.

Tho during the winters and monsoon, it becomes a bit challenging to trek due to heavy snowfall, cold temperature but that’s what excites many trekkers.

January to February

This time is the coldest, especially from early January to early February. This when there is heavy snowfall in the mountain and can result to extremely cold temperatures. Though the daytime may be warm and admirable with clear skies, the night time would be extremely cold but it’s perfectly fine to trek in these months as discovery world trekking make sure of every possible safety during the trek but if you are allergic to extreme cold, you shouldn’t be trekking at these month or else people trek 12 months of the year and leave their footprints around the world’s highest peaks.
Temperature: Temperatures range from 15°C to -15°C.

March to April

This is the one of best times of the season to hike in the Everest Base Camp. The weather is very favorable this month. Stunning views of the Himalaya ranges and glaciers will be seen. March being the beginning of the Spring season, The weather starts to warm up during these months.  During these months, all flora and fauna dormant throughout the winter back to life feeding and breeding in the sun-kissed temperatures. Temperatures may start increasing from the mid of March and with clear skies, snow mountains will be seen at their best. Many trekkers often succeed in their expedition at this time.
Temperature: Around 18 °C. At night, the average minimum temperatures drop down to around -12 °C.

May to June

This is also the perfect time for trekking right before the rainfall. Nepal starts its rainfall from the end of June till mid-August. The season of spring and summer makes the trek much more enjoyable.
Temperature- Around 25°C. At daylight and it drops down to around -5°C.  

July to August

The rainfall hits at its peak during this time, below 3500 meters. Due to heavy rainfall, Flights to Lukla may get canceled at the beginning or end of the trek but trekkers are seen in those months too trekking towards Everest base camp, it’s challenging but not impossible if you choose to trek in these months Discovery world trekking will take care of your safety at its fullest as it does in every month but as the way is not that favorable it's not highly recommended to trek in these months but  The rainfall also provides spectacular views of the waterfall and avoid the crowds like other months.
Temperature- Around 27°C at daylights to 5°C.

September to October

This is also one of the perfect seasons for the EBC Trek. This season is the peak of tourists due to the favorable weather. As the monsoon slowly ends, a perfect trekking climate sets itself. The temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time and falls down to 5 degrees during the night time. This season is when trekkers enjoy trekking the most, with a clear sky, and an amazing view of the mountains. It is highly recommended as it’s the best time for the Everest Base Camp trek, usually from mid-September to the end. Tourists in this season are also attracted by the main festival of Nepal; Dashain and Tihar.
Temperature- Temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time and falls down to 5 degrees.

November to December

As winter slowly begins, snow falls begin in the Himalayas region and it eventually gets tough to trek. Nights get very colder. November is the busy season people all over the world come at these months as it's the clearest month with sparkling days and amazing views of humongous mountains. The daytime temperatures are very stable and constant and due to this, the view of the clear blue sky and the mountain is phenomenal. From December, the temperature starts to get cold and begins to snow like diamonds in the sky.
Temperature- Temperature goes up to 18 degrees in the day time and falls down to -10 degrees.

The weather in the Himalaya is so unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day to night.

Acclimatization

In our 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek, we reach 5,555m at Kalapatthar- the highest point of the trek, take a rest day in Namche and Dingboche and spend five nights over 4,000m while hiking up. Altitude sickness in a high mountain journey is a common problem being faced by most of the trekkers during the trek, its symptom is preventable, needs immediate treatment. It might be a life-threatening situation if it is left ignored. Mountain sickness may start to develop from the elevation of 3,500m. Our trekking leader and guide have extensive first aid training and well -experienced in the Himalaya and use oximeter in trekking to monitor your oxygen level and help in early detection of the symptoms. Our itinerary is designed for altitude sickness prevention, taking your time with regular breaks from time to time, allowing slow ascent, and suggesting to drink plenty of water each and every day. We guarantee your health will be in reliable hands. Your trek leader or guide will suggest precautions.  In severe mountain sickness cases, the only cure for it is to descend immediately. Please note that your group leader has the ultimate responsibility to decide or stop your ascent based on your overall condition. It is essential to keep in mind that some are more vulnerable than others.

Trip Grade: Fitness level, Medical, and Health

12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek is challenging and is not for the usual visit. This physically demanding trip requires a bit of proactive preparedness to succeed. Exercising and jogging regularly for a couple of weeks prior to the trip departure is a good idea to enhance our stamina. Novice trekkers with normal fitness level can accomplish the trek, however, the fitter we are, the more enjoyable experience we will have during the trekking. Past hiking experience would be an added advantage but no technical experience and skills are necessary. Participants who are able to hike 5 to 6 hours a day at a reasonable pace with a light day pack can take part in this trip. The trekking route involves hiking along the rocky mountain, steep ascents,  descents, and straightforward. To join in trekking, all participants should be in good health condition with normal physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination. It is very important to make sure you are as healthy as possible before starting the trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us or consult with your physician before booking the trek.

Trekking group/single

We organize a group as well as a private trek. The price of group discount is applied with having your own paxes at your group and price will be the same whether group joining or private touring. We are able to lead and handle any size of the participants in a group. There will be a group leader Guide, a porter for every two trekkers, and an assistant guide for a group of 12 or above trekking members.

A typical day on the trek

Every day will be rewarded with a unique experience of trekking, climbing enjoying the scenery, taking photos, and exploring the local villages. During the expedition, we are accompanied by experienced, friendly, and qualified expert Sherpa’s sharing of information and historical facts about the places as we trek. We will also be accompanied by the porters who carry our luggage. However, we will be carrying our small regular day bag pack of necessary items.

The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After packing our bags and gorging on a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. After trekking for three to four hours, lunch will be served around midday on the route to the next destination and we continue after about an hour of rest.
The afternoon walk is generally shorter; about two to three hours. Once we reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, we snack on the extra dietary food. We will have free time to explore nearby places.

Dinner is served around 6 PM to 7 PM. After dinner and before going to bed, we indulge in friendly conversations and discuss the experience of that day. The expedition leader/guide will brief us about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, we enjoy onboard games like monopoly, cards, and watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most of the foreigners indulge in light and fun learning of Nepalese language from our crew or read books before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.

Communication on trek

On the Everest Base Camp Trek, the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends via the lodges, but once we reach high altitudes communication will be through the phone for safety proposes.
We'll communicate all our valuable clients through our leader at least once a day to make sure you're fine, safe, feel right, and have everything up there. You'll always be connected to Kathmandu's DWT office for any kind of help during the trek. Also, depending on the kind of network you use, there will be a signal but not very strong before the high altitude. At your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card (Most of the places have wifi service available with an extra cost) for good access to connect.

Normally Wi-Fi works every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with an extra cost.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

Discovery World Trekking tries to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu are up to our clients themselves as all kinds of hotels/lodges (both luxury & budget) can be booked easily online or even we can do it on request. All our valuable clients will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs of meals and accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot and cold drinks, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs, etc. We recommend bringing cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here cause during the trek only Nepalese currency is accepted.

Electricity and battery recharge, water on the trek

Throughout the lodges at 10 days-Everest base camp, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available with an extra cost in all lodges. Most of the lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used solar panels. Water during the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water at an extra cost. A water purification pill is will be provided to make water drinkable.

You shouldn't drink water from river, tap, well up there cause it might not be drinkable as it seems.

Travel insurance

Travel insurance is a significant part of our booking condition for The Everest Base Camp Trek. All the members of trekking must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes (up to 6000m) for trekking members.
We can recommend insurance companies to help you but we don’t directly get involved in the sale of the insurance policy. Members can be refused to be included in the trekking based on insufficient, improper, or absence of travel insurance policy.

Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book for the trekking. In case of emergency situations, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. This will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc. Please ensure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.

Before you buy travel insurance (Don't just believe them what they say in their website) make sure you call them and recheck if they have Heli-rescue and evacuation up to 6000m according to your trekking height.

Passport and visa

All foreigners except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport. Visa can be extended at the central immigration office www.immigratiion.gov.np The visa application will require at least a passport of 6 months’ validity, and a passport size photo. The current cost of the visa fee is the US $50 for 30 days which have to be paid in cash on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport. Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive a free visa. There are certain countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan)that may not receive the visa on arrival and so you will have to contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Money exchange

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Approx Rs.100-116 NPR).
We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel.
The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export, and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined.

Despite having the security advantage of a traveler's cheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and a high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite a several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card.

If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank.

During the trek, there are no banks and money exchange services so you should exchange your money in Kathmandu only, depending on how much personal expense you require as in the Himalayan region people only accept Nepalese Currency

Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

How Much Luggage can I take during Everest Base Camp Trek?

The weight limit for your luggage is 9 kg per trekker, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage, Two people will be assigned with one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what is essentials, You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Discovery World Trekking store for free and it'll be completely safe.

Everest Base Camp Trek Safety

Discovery World Trekking guarantees our valuable clients' safety, security, and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trek, we will be carrying all the necessary gears, equipment, and first aid kits. Our leaders and guides have vast knowledge and have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, it is entirely up to the trekker to decide if he/she will further continue as health is very important. In case of emergency, the rescue helicopter will always be ready to bring you back from the higher elevation. During the trek, every group will be together so that everyone is safe and won't wander off alone.

Responsible travel

We strongly believe that our environment has to be protected as tourism may bring negative effects on it. We highlight the positive aspects of tourism on the environment. Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco-friendly trips about most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travelers and communities.

Discovery World Trekking Crews

During the 12 days Everest Base camp trek, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides/sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with a prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing a peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. A proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide with 8 members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalayas remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitudes without being affected. All our staff is very valuable to us, they are well paid and we take care of their insurance, clothing, food, and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with the sleeping gear we also provided them food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Conservation and biodiversity
  • Rock climbing

Tipping

Most importantly, tipping is at travelers' discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters, and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, the tip is the accepted and honored way to say thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget, and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service, and offer enriching journey- a trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.

Booking and payment process

Discovery world trekking is a government authorized, registered, licensed, and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 87657/068/069. We are a member of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, the book the Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival, and departure flight details can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from the booking date. The number of domestic flights for Lukla is limited but being very busy during the trekking seasons. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union, and online payment directly from our website. The remaining trip costs can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when your arrival in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenience by mail.

Last minute booking

Discovery World Trekking has offered the special provision of last-minute booking with regard to The Everest Base Camp trek. Under this condition, the last-minute booking with 100% percent trip payment within 24 hours is accepted

Trip extension

After the completion of the trek, you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal. With the free time, exploring, visiting a tour of Kathmandu, sightseeing, Nagarkot view trip, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing are such activities that can be done.

Feedback

After completing the Everest Base Camp trek, there will be a farewell dinner held where Discovery World trekking will give you the company’s t-shirt, digitally printed certificate of trek achievement along a key ring. We would highly appreciate it if you would give a compliment, comment, or complain about the service provided and the team performance as we always strive to be better.

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Adventure adventure !

Rain
5 - Excellent
04/14/2018

What an amazing experience, i first need to thank my guide subraj and my porter dorobe, before everything it was a human experience with great people It was not easy every day, bad shape, bad weather but subraj was always there to help me and he was very careful. Lot of fun in lodges and on the way ! No need to talk about landscapes i let you discover the beauty of a sunrise with 360 view on highest summits. Thanks to Paul also who was helpful and available for any concern before and after the trek. He also maintains the trek even if it was only me going, private tour in a way! I ll go back in France with beautiful memories and also a nice EBC medal and a customized certificate ! Thanks DWT! I highly recommend it, best price with best service and safe trekking

Our Everest Experience

David
5 - Excellent
05/16/2018

Bringing myself and mum to do EBC, I needed to choose the best. On our orientation day after speaking with Paul and meeting Saroz, I knew I had picked the best company Discovery World Trekking. Paul made everything so easy and reassuring for mum and me. Paul explained everything even down to our diets, fluids, clothing. We left feeling on such a high with so much confidence. Saroz our guide meant us early in the morning of our flight and never left our side. Saroz made our trek to EBC so enjoyable with his knowledge and guidance along the way. Nothing was too much for him, I will be forever thankful for the way he cared and looked after my mum. We felt very safe under his guidance and I believe this enabled our trek to be achieved. We were so surprised and excited when we received a medal for making it to base camp, such a thoughtful surprise. Thank you Paul and your special team of wonderful people for making our dream come true and more enjoyable. We have so many memories forever in our heart. I will be back for sure in this beautiful country and would not hesitate to use DWT again. Thanks again to the wonderful team at Discovery World Trekking

Mount Everest Basecamp & Kallah Pattar - Discovery world Trekking

, Alex
5 - Excellent
11/02/2018

We had an absolutely fantastic 12days trip with guide Dol. we were a group of 6 friends, all having some experience with hiking but most of us had not been at similar altitude previously. With good guiding and relaxed athmosphere we all agree that it was an utterly beautiful experience. Food was good, and alot of shops along the way to buy neccessities - everything from soap,food,snack, sunscreen and clothes. Accomodation was allright, a bit cold at night. Can highly recommend very warm clothing for MEB and KP summit, as well as a deck of cards. Views are stunning and the hiking was not too physically demanding. Sun was out every day. We wrapped up with a day in kathmandu which was a fun way to end our Nepal experience. Could not recommend this trip more!

FAQ’s

I have never trek before, can I make it to Everest Base Camp?

Yes, you can. No matter who you are, as long as you are reasonably fit, can walk for 5-6 hours a day and trek/hike a few uphills, Discovery World Trekking will support you to the fullest to transform your dream of standing at Everest Base Camp into reality.

What is the best Season for trekking Everest Base Camp?

Spring (March to June) and Fall (September to November) are the best seasons to trek Everest Base Camp. Discovery World Trekking can make arrangements if you wish to avoid the crowds in these seasons, DWT can make it happen in any season you want with all the safeties and fun.

How to avoid altitude sickness in Everest Base Camp?

  • Cut off caffeinated, alcoholic, and smoking items.
  • Drink at least 4 liters of water a day.
  • Trek slow. Don't skip the acclimatization days.
  • Better to continue with Diamox (if any symptoms show up).
  • Drink Garlic Soup.

How long do I need to walk per day during my trek to Everest Base Camp?

The hiking will be 5-7 hours a day depending upon the landscape and destination.

How safe is Everest Base Camp trekking?

Discovery World Trekking guarantees 3S for the clients: safety, security, and satisfaction. The team members of Discovery World Trekking will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits and they have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick at a high altitude, the leader will decide whether to continue the trek. In case of emergency, Discovery World Trekking has a rescue helicopter to bring you back from the higher elevation. Moreover, Discovery World Trekking also provides an oximeter to monitor the oxygen level at high altitude and offers regular health check-up facilities.

How long will it take to reach Everest Base Camp?

It takes 5 to 17 days to reach Base Camp depending upon the mode of transportation and packages Discovery World Trekking offers.

What are the mode of transportation

You can either trek on foot or by helicopter. Discovery World Trekking offers exciting and reasonable Helicopter trek to Everest Base Camp for 5 days and 10 days. Discovery World Trekking can also customize your tour as per your necessity.

Is Lukla Airport convenient for the flight?

Lukla is at 9,500 feet 2,850m above sea level. The higher the altitude, the lower the air density. So, the planes need to land at faster speeds. The weather in this area changes constantly and the cloud cover can be extreme, leading to major turbulence, which, though not dangerous, tends to be tough for passengers to endure. However, it is actually the country’s busiest airport serving as the key port of entry and exit for trekkers hoping to ascend Everest. Discovery World Trekking will try to make your flight pleasant in any circumstances.

What if my flight to and from Lukla is cancelled or delayed?

The flights are usually regular between October and May. But due to high altitude, bad weather, and unforeseen technical issues, you may experience a delay or cancellation of the flight. On the occurrence of such events, Discovery World Trekking charters a helicopter to make sure you are on the safe schedule either for a trek or for your flight back home which would cost extra charge as an unexpected event. However, if the visibility is less than 1,500 meters, it is unable to operate helicopter facilities and Discovery World Trekking will reschedule the flight.

What is the elevation of Everest Base Camp?

The Mount Everest Base Camp elevation is 17,600 feet (or 5,364m). You will start the trek after flying into Lukla which is 9,383 feet (or 2,845m). Most trekkers have the hike to Kala Patthar for sunrise or sunset view 18,514 feet (5,550m).

Do I need any permits before starting the trek to Everest Base Camp?

You need Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) card and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. Discovery World Trekking will help you with all those necessary paperwork and let you enjoy your holidays to the fullest.

Do I need Travel Insurance to trek in Everest Region?

You need travel insurance prior to booking the trek which must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for trekking members, which should be provided to us before you start your trekking. Discovery World Trekking will help you to get travel insurance for potential altitude sickness and unforeseen events due to sudden climate change.

What about the Insurance of guides and porters?

Yes, Discovery World Trekking ensures the expenses for insurance of its guides, porters, and all the crews along with meals, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment.

Is there any age limit or criteria for trekking to Everest Base Camp?

There is not an age limit but Discovery World Trekking does not recommend children to climb high altitudes as this may have severe effects on a child's health. However, you need to be in a good physique with a positive attitude. Discovery World Trekking does not recommend this trek to those who suffer from sensitive medical conditions such as heart or lung disease.

What is the luggage limit for porter and flight to Lukla?

Discovery World Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 18 kgs of luggage (maximum 9 kg for each trekker). Please be sure your porters are not overloaded because they do not carry only your equipment but also lift your spirit to reach new heights, and your love, affection, and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination. However, the weight limit on flights to the Everest region, basically to Lukla is a total of 10 kgs and you need to pay an extra amount per kg for the excess baggage. Discovery World Trekking pays up to 5 kgs of extra baggage making your total 15 kgs.

What is the weather condition at Everest Base Camp?

Weather on the trail to Everest Base Camp is always changing and impossible to predict. Here is a list of probable temperature and weather conditions in each month.

Month Temperature Weather and Nature 
JanuaryMax 4°C in the daytime to min -17°C in the nights and mornings Blue skies, freezing weather 
February Max 4°C in the daytime to min -15°C in the nights and mornings Mild and humid, good visibility 
March Max 7°C in the daytime to min -12°C in the nights and mornings Days are short and the temperature starts to warm up, chances of occasional snowfalls 
April Max 10°C in the daytime to min -5°C a night Moderate temperature with amazing landscape, rhododendron, and wildflowers 
MayMax 15°C in the daytime to min 0°C a night Days are still long, warm, and sunny 
JuneMax 16°C in the daytime to min -1°C a night Rainy season 
July Max 15°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night Hot and humid 
August Max 16°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night Max 16°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night 
September Max 15°C in the daytime to min 2°C in a night End of monsoon, no clouds 
October Max 12°C in the daytime to min -6°C a night Stable weather condition 
November Max 6°C in the daytime to min -12°C a night Days are sunny and bright, cold during the night, the sleeping bag is most. 
December Max 4°C in the daytime to min -14°C a night Foggy and cloudy weather 

Does Everest Base Camp trekking require Immunization Certificate?

No, you don’t and that is not mandatory. But if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, let your trip planner know about this.

What are the arrangements for night stay during the trek?

For the Everest Base Camp trekking, you will be staying at teahouses/lodges, generally offering twin sharing room and healthy local foods. Generally, the toilets are outside the room or the house in a squat form. Hot showers/running water are available at extra cost in most of the places.

Is meal easily available on the trek to Everest Base Camp?

The meal on this trek is very convenient but not as in cities. Along with Western meals, chapati, rice, local tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, various soups like Sherpa stew steaks, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles, and thukpa are amazing Himalayan cuisines for the trekkers. Discovery World Trekking will arrange meals in special areas for its clients.

What types of liquid do I need to drink at high altitude?

Garlic soup is a must while trekking. Discovery World Trekking recommends trekkers to drink green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon ginger tea and drink at least 4 liters of water a day. However, it is better to avoid alcohol and alcoholic beverages, caffeinated items, and hot-chocolates at high altitudes.

Do I need to bring medicines for trekking to Everest Base Camp?

If you are allergic to specific medicines, it is better to consult your doctor and bring your own. Discovery World Trekking regards its clients as its family. So, Discovery World Trekking will facilitate you with medical kits and other safety concerns to avoid altitude sickness and other probable sicknesses.

Is there pick service by the Company?

You will see personal representative of Discovery World Trekking welcoming you outside the arrival lounge of Tribhuvan International Airport with your name pamphlets on her/his hand. S/he will take you to your selected hotel on private transportation conveniently.

I am a vegetarian. Am I supposed to get enough meal on my trek?

Discovery World Trekking won’t recommend non-veg items because the meat in such places may not hygienic and healthy. Discovery World Trekking also encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume them during the trek. So, our packages are suitable for both vegan and vegetarians.

Is there a cancellation or refund policy?

Discovery World Trekking offers cancellation and refund facilities. You need to visit Discovery World Trekking’s individual tour packages for more information.

What is the booking and payment method for Everest Base Camp trek?

You need to pay 10% in advance and the rest of the amount can be paid after your arrival in Nepal. We accept Credit Card, however, you will be charged an extra amount as a service fee by the bank. So, Discovery World Trekking recommends you to pay in cash to enjoy the benefit of a discount. Any currency is accepted.

Do I need to tip my porter and guide?

Your porters are a big reason why you got a chance to feel something very few can have. Apart from guiding and carrying your necessities and being mindful of your safety, they want to see you happily succeeded more than anyone like family and help you successfully complete the trek safely. So, your tips reflect gratitude towards them. So, tipping is a recommended culture for porters and guide in Nepal as a gesture of thankfulness.

How is the drinking water in the trails to Everest Base Camp?

Bottled water is easily available at a low cost. But you can not use plastic bottles in the Everest region. So, they do not sell plastic bottled mineral water. You need to drink mineral water or boiled filtered water in those areas. It is better to use water purification drops and tablets which you can either bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Discovery World Trekking also provides water purifier pills.

What is the level of trekking to Everest Base Camp?

The level is more difficult than other trekking programs. However, Discovery World Trekking tries its best to make the journey as easy, adventurous, and joyful as possible.

Can I buy the gear in Nepal and sell it afterwards?

Discovery World Trekking will introduce dozens of shops selling knock-off gear in Kathmandu. You can also barter those gears at the knock-off places but be sure you keep the receipt safely. Moreover, you can rent the needed gears if you do not want to buy them.

Is there Wi-Fi on the trek?

Yes, most guesthouses offer Wi-Fi, for a small charge.

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